“Never say die. Never be satisfied. Be stubborn. Be persistent. Integrity is a must. Anything worth having is worth striving for with all your might. If we look long enough for what we want in life we are almost sure to find it. Success is in the journey, the continual process. And no matter how hard you work, you will not create the perfect plan or execute it without error. You will never get to the point that you no longer make mistakes, that you no longer fail. The next time you find yourself envying what successful people have achieved, recognize that they have probably gone through many negative experiences that you cannot see on the surface. Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.”
– John Maxwell (via heartbeatofatwentysomething)
A letter 17 year old Zooey Deschanel wrote to the editors of Vogue. Vogue ended up publishing the letter.
MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES
Look. Just look at his face. Look at his face and answer me: Do you REALLY think that he doesn’t care about her? His heart is breaking inside, he almost have tears coming down his face and you say that he doesn’t care? Shut the fuck up.
reblogging for this comment. he just got slapped by the girl he loves, with a disgusted look on her face. he must feel like dying right now for having such disappointment in him.
#that gulp #and he’s trying so hard to look like he doesn’t care because he doesn’t want for elena to spend her life fighting for him because he thinks he doesn’t desrve her #but you can clearly see that he still cares
#stelena #vampire diaries
Tumblr. It’s more FUN in the PHILIPPINES!
#happy new year
Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.
*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*Do we stop to appreciate it?
The questions raised:
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…
How many other things are we missing?
The National Telecommunications Commission reminded service providers to lower their text messaging rates, saying it had been receiving reports that consumers continued to be charged P1 for sending messages to other networks. (via)
The rate for short messaging service (SMS) will go down to…
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